Coton Sport vs Al Ahly semi-final to restart on Sunday

Both teams were still at the Roumde Adjia Stadium in Garoua for a decision whether to resume the game, eventually abandoned and then rescheduled to be played within 24 hours

The first leg of the Caf Champions League semi-final between Cameroonian side Coton Sport and Egypt’s Al Ahly was halted in the second half following heavy rain that flooded the pitch.

The score was goalless before the suspension. Zambian referee Janny Sikazwe was consulting his colleagues to decide the resumption of the encounter or not.

Al Ahly officials said they were willing to continue, but the conditions were not good enough and the game was eventually rescheduled to start all over again within 24 hours. This is bad news for Egypt's preparation for their World Cup qualifier against Ghana next week.

The match began with both teams being very cautious.  Al Ahly then took control of the match and created two goal opportunities. The second half saw Cotonsport coming back into the game with offensive play, but the heavy rain had the final say.

The rematch will take place on Sunday, October 6 from 3pm local time.